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Can anyone help me to get back the boot load of FC4 linux system at the startup of the WINXP? I was previously on a dual boot system (FC4 and ...
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    Question Urgent Help for recovery of dual boot system for Fedora Core 4 linux and WinXP!!!!!


    Can anyone help me to get back the boot load of FC4 linux system at the startup of the WINXP? I was previously on a dual boot system (FC4 and WIN XP), due to the worms and virus of WIN system, I have reinstalled the WINXP WITHOUT altering any other partitions including FC4 linux partitions (I think it should be safe for linux system and programs). UNFORTUNATLY, the dual boot load at startup to choose either system is GONE for ever. It is straight away going to the WINXP system. Can any expert advise me how to recover my linux boot load back?

    Please reply to me at rogerdongyu@hotmail.com

    Thanks a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Unhappy NO linux partition Problem

    Thanks for your kind advice.

    I have tried in your way using "linux rescue", then it is popped up with "YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY LINUX PARTITION.PRESS RETURN TO GET A SHELL". But actually I DID NOT delete any linux partition I have made before.All the linux partitions should be physically avaliable.Coudl you please let me know how to tackle this problem to recover my linux boot load?

    Thanks again for your sound technical knowledge.

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    can you post your fdisk -l (small L)

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    Question fdisk -l (small L)

    Dear Sir,

    Sorry that I am Linux preliminary learner. Could you please let me know where I can find fdisk-l?

    I am waiting online for your response.........

    Sorry to disturb you so much.

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    type fdisk -l in your terminal (prompt)
    post output here

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    Angry fdisk-l

    I tried in >boot:fdisk-l
    >could not find kernel image: fdisk-l

    really frustrated.............. pls give any help

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    Hi !

    MBR has been overwritten coz of windows install... boot up through FC4 installation CD/DVD and type

    linux rescue

    after a while, you will get prompt again. now type

    chroot /mnt/sysimage
    grub-install /dev/hda

    press Ctrl+D two times, machine will reboot...

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    Hi there,

    I've had the same prob but in reverse to yours. I overwrote my Windows bootloader with GRUB. I now use a floppy to boot to linux which leaves my 250gb hdd with window on it untouched.

    Casper has the right answer for you there. That will reinstall GRUB onto the MBR.

    Regards, Simulator

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